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History of Miri

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The burial grounds at the Mulu Caves National Park are evidence of the oldest modern human settlement in South East Asia, and the cave area has been continuously inhabited for 40,000 years, making it one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

At the time of the spudding in of Well No.1, Miri was just a small rural kampong (village). Pre World War II, the population was recorded to be only about 10,000. Like most cities, Miri has a rich history. What started out as a small settlement of fishing village, Miri is now a modern city, some one hundred years later.

Here are very detailed information on the growth and development of what we now call the Miri Resort City.

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1.'Earth Oil' | 2.The Early Days | 3.A little excitement | 4.Decline and war | 5.Rehabilitation | 6.Royal Occasions | 7.Coming of Age | 8.'The Oil Town' | 9.'Dreaming Towards a Resort City and its Future'

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